Little Tern + Common Tern, Waikanae

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Michael Szabo
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Little Tern + Common Tern, Waikanae

Postby Michael Szabo » Thu Dec 01, 2022 5:46 pm

Elizabeth Taylor reports via Facebook seeing a Little Tern with White-fronted Terns today on the Waikanae Sandspit today plus photos.
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Re: Little Tern, Waikanae

Postby Mike Vincent » Mon Dec 05, 2022 7:20 pm

The Little Tern was still there on Sunday morning trying to hang out with a group of White-fronted Terns who were not very welcoming
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Re: Little Tern, Waikanae

Postby AlfieB77 » Mon Dec 05, 2022 9:18 pm

Are you able to post the photos?
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Re: Little Tern, Waikanae

Postby jacobl » Mon Dec 05, 2022 10:08 pm

Here's some pictures I took of the Little Tern at Waikane on Sunday afternoon. It was sitting off to one side of a small group of WFTs.
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Re: Little Tern, Waikanae

Postby AlfieB77 » Mon Dec 05, 2022 10:13 pm

Great photos!
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Re: Little Tern, Waikanae

Postby Mike Vincent » Tue Dec 06, 2022 8:55 pm

Here is a couple of images from Sunday morning. When you see the Little Tern near the White-fronted Terns you can see it's aptly named.
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Re: Little Tern, Waikanae

Postby Michael Szabo » Thu Dec 08, 2022 3:03 pm

Debbie Metler reports a Little Tern at Waikanae this morning with 150 WFTs:
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Re: Little Tern, Waikanae

Postby Jan Keast » Fri Dec 09, 2022 3:10 pm

The little tern was at Waikanae Spit again this afternoon at 13:30, on the seaward side of the spit at the edge of a flock of white-fronted terns.
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Re: Little Tern, Waikanae

Postby Alan Tennyson » Sun Dec 18, 2022 11:46 pm

The little tern was still at the Waikanae Spit today (with the white-fronted flock).
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Re: Little Tern, Waikanae

Postby Wrybill » Mon Dec 19, 2022 6:17 pm

Still There Today saw 3 other birders heading down to see the Little tern and possible 2 common tern
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